Thursday, October 27, 2016
Card #10 - Ron Guidry in action
What's this? Two Guidry cards in a row?! Topps was padding its set with superstars in 1982, and this here piece of cardboard represents our first "in action" shot. It's not a bad picture of Guidry moving his flame-throwing left arm towards home plate. The back of the card features some of his highlights from all-star, championship series, and world series games.
This card too is from my first ever packs of cards. I remember having a vague sense that if a player had an "in action" card, it meant they must be good. In fact, Guidry and Dave Concepcion were the only two players back in 1982 that I had both cards for.
Free - thanks Dad!
Like my other Guidry card, it looks like it's been handled by an unappreciative 7 year old more than once.
As with all the 1982's I received that calendar year, it holds a special place in my heart.